Executive Bios

Keith L. Schilling
President, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Schilling has 25 years of related industry experience and was named or President, Chief Executive Officer and Director in December 2019. Prior to joining the Company, Keith was employed by Baker Hughes Company, where he served as President of Baker Hughes Canada since November 2018 and as Director, Sales and Commercial from July 2017 until November 2018. From October 2016 until June 2017, he served as President - Surface for the North America Region. Prior to his work for Baker Hughes Company and its affiliates, Mr. Schilling served as Senior Vice President for TETRA Technologies, Inc. from December 2014 until October 2016. From 1995 to 2014, Mr. Schilling was employed by Schlumberger Limited in numerous capacities. Mr. Schilling received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 1995 and an M.B.A. from Rotterdam University in 2008.


David Schorlemer
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Secretary
Mr. Schorlemer has two decades of experience in senior level positions in public and private companies. He most recently served as the Chief Financial Officer of Gulf Island Fabrication, Inc. from 2016 to 2017. His work history also includes serving as CFO for three oil field services companies; GR Energy Services in 2015, Stallion Oilfield Holdings, 2006 to 2015 and Q Energy Services from 1997 to 2002. He also held the role of vice president, marketing and strategic planning for one of Basic’s primary competitors, Key Energy Services from 2002 to 2004. David earned his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in finance from the University of Texas, and his Master of Business from Texas A&M University. Mr. Schorlemer serves as a director of Performance Multi-Flow Solutions, LLC and as an advisor to Luminous Biosciences.


James F. Newman
Senior Vice President, Region Operations
James F. Newman has 32 years of related industry experience and was promoted to Senior Vice President, Region Operations in 2013. Prior to that, he was our Group Vice President, Permian Business Unit since April 2011 and has been a Group Vice President since September 2008. Prior to joining Basic, he co-founded Triple N Services in 1986 and served as its President through May 2008. He initially served Basic as an Area Manager in the plugging and abandonment operations. Mr. Newman is a registered Professional Engineer and is active in the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mr. Newman graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines.


Adam Hurley
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Adam Hurley has 16 years of related industry experience. He has been our Vice President of Strategy and Business Development since July 2018. Prior to joining Basic, he was an investment banker focused on oil and gas M&A advisory at Intrepid Partners, an energy-focused merchant bank, from 2016 to 2018 and Goldman Sachs from 2013 to 2016. Before that, Mr. Hurley was an officer in the U.S. Army for 8 years, most notably as a Special Forces team leader and an infantry platoon leader. Mr. Hurley graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point and a Masters of Business Administration from Duke University.


Eric Lannen
Vice President, Human Resources
Eric Lannen has more than 27 years of Human Resources experience in the oil & gas, engineering & construction, defense & government services and the technology industries, as well as more than 16 years of experience in HR leadership roles. Prior to joining Basic Energy Services in August 2015, Mr. Lannen served as Senior Vice President, Human Resources for Dyncorp International and Vice President of Human Resources at McDermott International. Mr. Lannen’s prior experience includes: talent acquisition leader for IBM growth markets across five continents; leading Human Resources for the Government Services Division of Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR); and several HR positions at Halliburton Company. Mr. Lannen graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science degree.


Lanny T. ("Trampas") Poldrack
Vice President, Central Region
Lanny T. (“Trampas”) Poldrack has 30 years of related industry experience. He became our Vice President of Safety and Operations Support in April 2011. From April 2009 to April 2011, he served as a Corporate Marketing Representative based in Houston, Texas. Prior to joining Basic Energy Services, he spent 13 years at Cudd Energy Services holding various technical sales and sales management positions for both well intervention and live well service divisions with the last 4 years as Business Development Manager for Cudd Well Control for both domestic and international operations working the US, Canadian, Latin America, European, Middle Eastern and South East Asian Markets. He began his oilfield career in West Texas as a technical field representative for Weatherford International specializing in fishing / rental tools and hydraulic BOP systems. Mr. Poldrack graduated with an applied science degree from Odessa Junior College.


Brett J. Taylor
Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Brett J. Taylor has 22 years of related industry experience. He has been our Vice President of Manufacturing and Equipment since June, 2013. Prior to joining Basic, he was President of Taylor Industries, LLC in Tulsa, OK from 2010 to 2013. Previous to that, he served as Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Serva Group Manufacturing from 2009 to 2010. Before that, Brett held positions of increasing responsibilities at Taylor Industries over an 11-year span. His tenure at Taylor included the role of Consultant, President of Sales from 2008 to 2009, President of Taylor from 2003 to 2008, General Manager & Vice President of Business Development from 2001 to 2003, and Sales and Marketing Manager from 1997 to 1999. Mr. Taylor graduated with a Bachelor of Business Degree from the University of Oklahoma.

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